Introduction

The British Motor Museum is a great way for Primary school children to learn about how cars and other forms of transport have developed, and also discover more about the people and products of the motor industry in the West Midlands. 

Choose from our range of interactive programmes to build your day at the Museum.

Cost: £8 - £9.50 per pupil

Download our Schools Programme here 

Interactive Museum Walks

Interactive Museum Walks combine a Museum tour with collection-centred facilitated activities and are led by members of the Education Team.

Journeys Through Time - KS1

Journeys Through Time Web Ready

Interactive Museum Walk

Experience what it was like to own one of the first cars and to drive on Victorian roads, through exciting costumed role-play and a tour along the Museum’s ‘Time Road’. Explore our collection of over 150 historic vehicles including a 1920s London bus complete with conductor! Children will learn how the development of the motor car has changed the way we live our lives over the last century.

History of Transport - KS2

History of Transport -  KS2

Interactive Museum Walk

Discover the history of the motor car, particularly in the West Midlands, where cars have been built for over 100 years. Learn about the daily life of factory workers and their families, and how it changed over time, through a guided tour and object handling session with a member of our learning team.

Engineering Apprentices - KS2

Engineering Apprentices - KS2

Museum Walk and Hands on Workshop

Calling all budding engineers... the Jaguar Heritage Trust racing team needs your skills!

Join us for a day at the British Motor Museum and discover the iconic Jaguar D Type racing car. Explore our collection with the Education Team to see how cars have developed to become the racing cars they are today!

In teams, pupils will test their engineering skills with one of our exclusive scale model, Jaguar D Type remote control racing cars. Our team will take pupils through the process in this workshop that encourages team work, thinking skills and expands Design Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Scientific knowledge and skills. Finish the day by racing your car on the British Motor Museum Race Track!

Hands on Workshops

Themed workshops led by members of our Education Team that encourage pupils to take part in active learning in the Museum.

Materials & Movement - EYFS & KS1

Materials & Movement

Hands on Workshop

Discover the materials that are used to make cars and the principles that make a good car design. Pupils will learn about different materials and movement through interactive role play, and then use what they have learnt to build their own cars with LEGO bricks to test on our race track.

Fashion vs Function - KS1 & KS2

Fashion vs Function

Hands on Workshop

Become a car designer for the day. Explore how cars are designed for different purposes and design and create a cut out Land Rover using our special worksheets for the person of their choice.

Discovering Forces - KS2

Discovering Forces

Hands on Workshop

Come and explore energy and motion in this ‘hands on’ science investigation. This session is aimed at helping children understand some of the forces at work in cars; such as pushes and pulls, gravity and friction. Using Lego Technic kits to make model cars, students will conduct a scientific investigation into potential energy, recording data for analysis and discussion. 

Ready, Salt, Go! - KS2 & KS3

Ready, Salt, Go! - KS2 & KS3

Hands on Workshop

How can we power the car of the future? Students will join our Professor to become scientists for the day in this interactive narrative immersion centred around a fictional climate change conference. The scientists will undertake challenges to learn about alternative fuels and then explore the electrifying science behind salt powered technology. They will work in pairs to build salt powered cars to test on our 'as-salt' course and take back to school for further experimentation. Will the scientists find the right ratio of salt to water to make to make their cars ready, salt, go?!